Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Women's Razors

As perverted as you might think I am, I usually don't spend much time thinking about women's toiletries. But I recently came across a women's razor - and it baffled me that effort actually went into producing a new product line that's essentially a man's razor with the following minor differences:
  1. Larger, curvier handle: Does it really make that much of a difference? Some might argue that it suits the smaller, more delicate hands of a woman. But how about women with man-hands? It's an unfortunate condition - and we don't need to rub it in anymore.
  2. Gay name: Women's razors have super-gay names like Venus and Soleil. Guy's razors have super-macho names like Fusion and Mach 3. Can't we just pick something neutral? Like Pat or Jamie.
  3. Equally Gay color: Women's razors are pink or purple. But that's just reinforcing an age-old female stereotype. Which means that women's razors are sexist.
Given how easy it is to "feminize" something - I'm going to start pitching a new line of female toothbrushes. The Oral-B Fallopian will have a huge pink handle and purple bristles. Sweet - I'm going to be a zillionare.


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